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Episode 193: Sad is Happy

Everyone gets it wrong, look happy is sad, sad is happy, that’s how it works now.

What’s the equivalent of blinking for your ears? Folding them over? Something like that. Well don’t do that, if you do that while you’re listening to this episode you’ll die. So don’t do that. It’s Blink, written by Stephen Moffat and aired on June 9, 2007.


Show-notes:


1:08 It was Russel T.
1:40 Check out our Ninth Doctor Retrospective. It’s basically a shorter version of Blink, with Sally Sparrow being a little girl who needs to write a report. Also no Weeping Angels.
13:34 Turns out Mark StrickSON has had a long and varied career.
38:30 Even the poster is mediocre.
40:56 Check out this extremely detailed and informative documentary about the making of the Weeping Angels. I can personally say that I’m now enlightened having watched this.
55:15 The Doctor Who Youtube channel has the full Curse of Fatal Death special. Check it out. I triple dog dare you.

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The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

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Christmas Special 2017

Best wishes to all of you at home. Or something.

This year we decided to do a Christmas Special because apparently we just love recording so much we just had to do another episode. In fact, we love recording so much that we even decided that we’re starting a third podcast! I know! Blah: A Blah Podcast can be found wherever your podcasts are sold… soon ™. I’ve cunningly censored the name of the podcast in this description to force you to listen! I’m brilliant! So Happy Holidays and stuff. The story we talked about is called The Hopes and Fears of all the Years, which was written by Paul Cornell and published on the Telegraph website on December 22, 2007. You can read it here.


Show-notes:


1:27 It’s from a hymn called O Little Town of Bethlehem. I’m tempted to click on the “Play a random hymn” link on that site.
4:52 A Shocking Accident by Graham Greene. Apparently Rap Genius has full stories now, so here’s the full text.
6:00 Might have been related to the Japanese occupation of Burma or Burmese independence from British rule. But I really don’t know, so read those links and do your own googling to find out more.
14:18 Actually coming January 2nd.
14:53 The Way Ahead actually isn’t out yet, which makes sense since Blake’s 7 isn’t 40 yet. But it will be in a couple weeks, so you can get it from Big Finish then.

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The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

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